In a recent MMS newsletter, it was reported that the
Marblehead Middle School has applied to become a "Blue Ribbon
School." The "Blue Ribbon School" Program is designed
to recognize public and private schools both in the state and
around the nation. It was a group of Marblehead Middle School
faculty, parents, and administrators who dev-eloped the idea
to apply for this award.
In anticipation of this scrutiny of the Marblehead Middle
School, Marblehead Magazine's Kid's Eye View editor and
editorial assistant interviewed a number of individuals, including
students from all grades. Here's just a sampling of our findings:
~ Sunder Ganglani, 7th grade
"What I like the most about MMS are my teachers and the colorful and cheery classrooms. The things I would change about the Middle School are the cafeteria food and the recess and gym equipment."
~Shalane Flanagan, 7th grade
"What I like most about MMS are IAM (a sort of music class and art class together), gym, music, and recess. The things I would change about the school are the bathrooms, and what we do in gym."
~Matt Gershun, 5th grade
"What I like most about the Middle School are my teachers because they are nice, and the opportunity to learn a foreign language. Some things I would change about the school are the bathrooms because they reek!"
~Sarah Sliwa, 7th grade
"What I like most about the Middle School are the nice teachers and the good activities. I love the Middle School and I wouldn't want to change anything about it!"
~Jon Gay, 5th grade
"What I like most about the Middle School are my teachers and the kids. Some things I want to change are new carpets, bathrooms and tiles."
~Brendan Benson, 7th grade
"What I like most about the Middle School is Project Adventure [A special class that teaches trust and cooperation]. I wish we had more art courses, though."
~Elizabeth Hoehn, 6th grade
"What I like about MMS is shop. It's really fun. I wish we had better lunches."
~ Heidi Kepnes, 6th grade
"I love the Middle School and everything about it except the bathrooms. I would make them
~Jen Bird, 8th grade
"The things I love about the Middle School are the people. Both teacher's and kid's alike. I like talking to them and interacting with them. I wish some of my classes weren't so large - I still love them - but I can't always get to everybody and help."
~Mr. Pierce, Art Teacher
"What I like most about the Middle School is the opportunity to excel in many subjects. But I wish we could do more hands on projects."
~Cy Moulton, 8th grade
Kid's Eye View Editor's Note: This page is by kids, for kids, and about kids and what they think about, what they write about and what they dream about. Please send in your writings, drawings, photographs, and poems. Send them to Kid's Eye View Pages, Marblehead Magazine, P.O. Box 50, Marblehead, MA 01945.